Saturday 10 December 2016

MEMORIES - Assemblage piece - TUTORIAL

Today I'd like to share a project made featuring the delicious Pebeo products that Crafter's Companion stock!
MEMORIES - A mixed media assemblage piece by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter featuring Crafter's Companion and Pebeo
Some time ago our living room clock stopped working so I stashed it away to use for a project at some point.  I used the clock for this project in conjunction with laser cut shapes and found objects all based around the theme of time and memories.
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I used the following materials:
Pebeo Gilding Wax - Silver
All products above available from CRAFTER'S COMPANION .

Recycled clock
MDF & Greyboard shapes
Craft wire
Texture paste
Air drying clay
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STEP #1:
After removing the clock mechanism, apply 2 coats of white gesso.
STEP #2:
Add stenciling to the outside of the clock frame.
STEP #3:

Apply a coat of black gesso before continuing.
STEP #4:
Lay all the lasercut pieces and found objects into the frame and decide on the final layout.
STEP #5:
Once happy with the layout, remove all the pieces and glue into place using hot glue.
(I find it helpful to take a quick photo at this point, to help remember what went where!)
STEP #6:
Cover everything with 2 or 3 coats of black gesso.
(be sure to get into all the nooks and crannys, a hog hair brush works best for this)
STEP #7:
Using a DRY hogs hair fan brush, dry brush the 3 colours of acrylic paint onto your piece.
(take your time and build up gradual colour in layers) (don't be startled by the brightness of these paints, layering them over a black base tones them down whilst allowing their irridescent colour to shine!)
STEP #8:
Grab your gold and silver gilding waxes and using your fingers highlight and define areas of the piece until happy with the final result. 
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Thank you as always for popping by!  If you make anything using these techniques be sure to share with me on social media using my hashtag #thecrippledcrafter ! My social media links are in the sidebar.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! This is an amazing piece of art Sam, so many details and intricate elements, I love it!


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